Popularity today: #15
Nicknames: Alex, Sandy, Sasha, Xander, Zander, Sander, Lex
Variants: Alexandre, Alistair, Alejandro, Alexandros
Sisters: Emily, Victoria, Hannah, Gabrielle, Caroline
Brothers: Nathaniel, Jacob, Nicholas, Christian, Benjamin
Alexander has been a classic for thousands of years. It's lordly, cultured and valiant. It's also wildly fashionable, and on the girls' side you'll find Alexandra, Alexis, Alexa, Alexandria... that, of course, makes for an awful lot of Alexes. Zander, or the Dutch version Sander, are alternatives.